Ontology Matching


Monday, October 24th - 09:00 - 18:00 - Room: Reger

Ontology matching is a key interoperability enabler for the Semantic Web, as well as a useful tactic in some classical data integration tasks dealing with the semantic heterogeneity problem. It takes the ontologies as input and determines as output an alignment, that is, a set of correspondences between the semantically related entities of those ontologies. These correspondences can be used for various tasks, such as ontology merging, data translation, query answering or navigation on the web of data. Thus, matching ontologies enables the knowledge and data expressed in the matched ontologies to interoperate. The workshop has three goals:

  • To bring together leaders from , and institutions to assess how academic advances are addressing real-world requirements. The workshop will strive to improve academic awareness of industrial and final user needs, and therefore direct research towards those needs. Simultaneously, the workshop will serve to inform industry and user representatives about existing research efforts that may meet their requirements. The workshop will also investigate how the ontology matching technology is going to evolve.

  • To conduct an extensive and rigorous evaluation of ontology matching approaches through the OAEI (Ontology Alignment Evaluation Initiative) 2011 campaign. The particular focus of this year's OAEI campaign is on real-world specific matching tasks involving, e.g., open linked data and biomedical ontologies. Therefore, the ontology matching evaluation initiative itself will provide a solid ground for discussion of how well the current approaches are meeting business needs.

  • To examine similarities and differences from database schema matching, which has received decades of attention but is just beginning to transition to mainstream tools.

Find further information on the workshop's website here.

Accepted Technical Papers

Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo. A time-efficient hybrid approach to link discovery

Robert Isele and Christian Bizer. Learning linkage rules using genetic programming

Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo, Jens Lehmann, Sören Auer, Konrad Höffner. RAVEN -- active learning of link specifications

Dominique Ritze and Heiko Paulheim. Towards an automatic parameterization of ontology matching tools based on example mappings

Sabine Massmann, Salvatore Raunich, David Aumüller, Patrick Arnold, Erhard Rahm. Evolution of the COMA match system

Valerie Cross and Xueheng Hu. Using semantic similarity in ontology alignment

Maria Rosoiu, Cássia Trojahn, and Jérôme Euzenat. Ontology matching benchmarks: generation and evaluation

Accepted Posters

Ernesto Jiménez-Ruiz and Bernardo Cuenca Grau. Towards more challenging problems for ontology matching tools

Patrick Lambrix. A framework for session-based ontology alignment

Eric Peukert.  Modeling matching systems using matching process design patterns

Weng Onn Kow, Vedran Sabol, Michael Granitzer, Wolfgang Kienrich and Dickson Lukose. A visual SOA-based ontology alignment tool

Manuel Rodriguez-Mancha, Hector G. Ceballos, Francisco J. Cantu, and Aldo
Diaz-Prado. Mapping relational databases through ontology matching: a case study on information migration

Samur Araujo, Jan Hidders, Daniel Schwabe, Arjen P. de Vries. SERIMI - resource description similarity, RDF instance matching and interlinking

Gianluca Correndo and Nigel Shadbolt. Translating expressive ontology mappings into rewriting rules to implement query rewriting

Houda Khrouf and Raphael Troncy. EventMedia live: reconciliating events descriptions in the web of data

Daniel Sonntag, Jochen Setz and Maha Ahmed-Baker. Mobile facetted browsing LODD applications for supporting clinicians

Bernardo P. Nunes, Alexander Mera, Marco A. Casanova, Karin K. Breitman Luiz André P. Paes Leme. Complex matching of RDF datatype properties

Stanislav Vojîr, Tomás Kliegr, Vojtech Svátek, and Ondrej Sváb-Zamazal. Automated matching of data mining dataset schemata to background knowledge

Jetendr Shamdasani, Peter Bloodsworth, Tamas Hauer, Andrew Branson, Mohammed Odeh, and Richard McClatchey. A criteria for selecting background knowledge for domain specific semantic matching

Quentin Reul, Jeff Z. Pan, and Derek Sleeman. Towards a framework for ontology mapping based on description logic reasoning

Christian Schäufler, Clemens Beckstein and Stefan Artmann. A structuralistic semantics for ontology alignments

Nitish Aggarwal, Tobias Wunner, Mihael Arcan, Paul Buitelaar, Seán O'Riain. A similarity measure based on semantic, terminological and linguistic information

Massimiliano Dal Mas. Folksodriven structure network

Accepted Papers for the OAEI Campaign

Jérôme Euzenat, Alfio Ferrara, Willem Robert van Hage, Laura Hollink, Christian Meilicke, Andriy Nikolov, Francois Scharffe, Pavel Shvaiko, Heiner Stuckenschmidt, Ondrej Svab-Zamazal and Cássia Trojahn. First results of the Ontology Alignment Evaluation Initiative 2011

Isabel F. Cruz, Cosmin Stroe, Federico Caimi, Alessio Fabiani, Catia Pesquita, Francisco M. Couto, Matteo Palmonari. Using AgreementMaker to Align Ontologies for OAEI 2011

Jérôme David. AROMA results for OAEI 2011

Jorge Gracia, Jordi Bernad, and Eduardo Mena. Ontology Matching with CIDER: evaluation report for OAEI 2011

Jakob Huber, Timo Sztyler, Jan Noessner, and Christian Meilicke. CODI: Combinatorial Optimization for Data Integration – Results for OAEI 2011

Quang-Vinh Tran, Ryutaro Ichise, and Bao-Quoc Ho. Cluster-based Similarity Aggregation for Ontology Matching

Marouen Kachroudi, Essia Ben Moussa, Sami Zghal, and Sadok Ben Yahia. LDOA Results for OAEI 2011

Peng Wang. Lily Results on SEALS Platform for OAEI 2011

Ernesto Jiménez-Ruiz, Antón Morant, and Bernardo Cuenca Grau. LogMap results for OAEI 2011

Frederik C. Schadd, Nico Roos. MaasMatch results for OAEI 2011

Jürgen Bock, Carsten Dänschel and Matthias Stumpp. MapPSO and MapEVO Results for OAEI 2011

Michelle Cheatham. MapSSS Results for OAEI 2011

Sami Zghal, Marouen Kachroudi, Sadok Ben Yahia and Engelbert Mephu Nguifo. OACAS: results for OAEI 2011

Guohua Shen, Lantao Jin, Ziyue Zhao, Zhe Jia, Wenmin He, Zhiqiu Huang. OMReasoner: Using Reasoner for Ontology Matching : results for OAEI 2011

Uthayasanker Thayasivam and Prashant Doshi. Optima Results for OAEI 2011

Samur Araujo, Arjen de Vries, and Daniel Schwabe. SERIMI Results for OAEI 2011

Xing Niu, Shu Rong, Yunlong Zhang, and Haofen Wang. Zhishi.links Results for OAEI 2011

DuyHoa Ngo, Zohra Bellasene, Remi Coletta. YAM++ – Results for OAEI 2011


Organizing Committee

  • Pavel Shvaiko (Main contact), TasLab, Informatica Trentina, Italy (E-mail: pavel [dot] shvaiko [at] infotn [dot] i)
  • Jérôme Euzenat, INRIA & LIG, France
  • Tom Heath, Talis Systems Ltd, UK
  • Christoph Quix, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Ming Mao, SAP Labs, USA
  • Isabel Cruz, The University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Program Committee

  • Paolo Besana, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Chris Bizer, University of Berlin, Germany
  • Olivier Bodenreider, National Library of Medicine, USA
  • Paolo Bouquet, OKKAM, Italy
  • Marco Combetto, Informatica Trentina, Italy
  • Jérôme David, INRIA & LIG, France
  • Alfio Ferrara, University of Milan, Italy
  • Gabriele Francescotto, OpenContent, Italy
  • Fausto Giunchiglia, University of Trento, Italy
  • Bin He, IBM, USA
  • Eduard Hovy, ISI, University of Southern California, USA
  • Wei Hu, Nanjing University, China
  • Ryutaro Ichise, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
  • Antoine Isaac, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam & Europeana, Netherlands
  • Krzysztof Janowicz, Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • Anja Jentzsch, FU-Berlin, Germany
  • Yannis Kalfoglou, Ricoh Europe plc, UK
  • Patrick Lambrix, Linköpings Universitet, Sweden
  • Monika Lanzenberger, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Rob Lemmens, ITC, The Netherlands
  • Maurizio Lenzerini, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
  • Vincenzo Maltese, University of Trento, Italy
  • Fiona McNeill, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Christian Meilicke, University of Mannheim, Germany
  • Peter Mork, The MITRE Corporation, USA
  • Nico Lavarini, Cogito, Italy
  • Andriy Nikolov, Open University, UK
  • Natasha Noy, Stanford University, USA
  • Leo Obrst, The MITRE Corporation, USA
  • Matteo Palmonari, University of Milan Bicocca, Italy
  • Yefei Peng, Google, USA
  • Evan Sandhaus, New York Times, USA
  • François Scharffe, LIRMM, France
  • Luciano Serafini, Fondazione Bruno Kessler - IRST, Italy
  • Kavitha Srinivas, IBM, USA
  • Umberto Straccia, ISTI-C.N.R., Italy
  • Ondrej Svab-Zamazal, Prague University of Economics, Czech Republic
  • Cássia Trojahn dos Santos, INRIA & LIG, France
  • Raphael Troncy, EURECOM, France
  • Giovanni Tummarello, Fondazione Bruno Kessler - IRST, Italy
  • Lorenzino Vaccari, European Commission - Joint Research Center, Italy
  • Ludger van Elst, DFKI, Germany
  • Shenghui Wang, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Baoshi Yan, LinkedIn, USA
  • Songmao Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China